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State Highway Patrol Visited VCHS

Sgt Heath Ward from the Ohio Highway Patrol/Jackson Post talked with VC Juniors about the importance of safe, undistracted driving on April 12, 2019.
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VCHS- "Focus on the Locals"

Through the recent Viking Success: Focus on the Locals event, VC Seniors had one last chance to hear about the accessibility and affordability of our local 2-year and trade school options. Military recruiters were also present to talk about the benefits of military service.  Megan Leonard from Bellisio Foods I formed students about their scholarship for recent grads who choose to work for Bellisio’s during the summer, and Meghann Fraley from URG was available to help seniors understand their financial aid options. Click More+ for pictures of the event. More +

VCHS Juniors Participate in ACT Prep Workshops

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College Credit Plus Meeting Success

After two weather delays, the high school had a great turnout at the CCP Parent Information Session, which was held Wednesday, February 13. If you are interested in learning more about taking college classes at the high school, or at a local college, but weren’t able to attend, please contact the High School Guidance Department. Intent to Participate forms are due by April 1! A special thank you to the presenters from Ohio University, Hocking College, and University of Rio Grande for sharing information. Click More + to see pictures from the event. More +

Visit to Buckeye Hills Career Center - November 14, 2018

As part of the Viking Success Career Program, about 88 sophomores visited Buckeye Hills Career Center to learn about the career technical education options they have to offer. Students may attend BHCC in 11th and 12th grades, and can graduate from high school with skills for one of Ohio’s many in-demand jobs. 
Some students who toured the Culinary Arts Program got to make (and eat!) their own pizzas. Funding for this trip was made possible through a General Mills grant. Click More + to see pictures.
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Viking Success Career Awareness Day, November 2, 2018

As a component of the Viking Success Career Program, VCHS held a Career Awareness Day on November 2, 2018. Guest speakers from over 30 career areas offered their expertise to help students in grades 9-12 learn what it takes to succeed in their career field. Reps from a wide variety of career areas were represented, including apprenticeships, jobs that only require short term training, jobs where the employer pays for educational benefits so one can move up in their organization, and the military. Occupations of special interest to some students were also offered, such as physician, attorney, vet, FBI agent, photographer, therapist/ mental health counselor, small business owner, and others were also represented. Many thanks to all the presenters for sharing their time and expertise with our students! It was a great day!

VCHS will host another Viking Success College & Career Fair on November 19. This event will give students a chance to speak with reps from colleges, trade schools, military, employers, apprenticeships, specific in-demand career areas, job search assistance agencies, student clubs, and financial aid.
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Why do schools need a Career Advising Plan?

  • Students need repeated opportunities to engage in career awareness, exploration, and planning activities (Grades 6-12 next year; Grades K-12 after)
  • Students need multiple opportunities to gain insights to their interests, aptitudes, values, and preferences related to careers
  • Students need to see the relevance/connection between school subjects and the world of work
  • Students need to gain insights to the labor market for in-demand jobs (jobs waiting to be filled)
  • Students need insights to the cost/benefit ratio for training, higher education, and cost of living expenses
  • Students need to be aware of alternative educational opportunities such as CCP, Credit Flex, Career Tech
  • Students at risk of dropping out of school need early intervention and a plan for success
Our students tell us they need all of these things, beginning as early as possible.
The purpose of this Career Advising Plan is to address these student needs.
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